Heartbreak changed Femi’s body and life forever. This is her solo theatre show about love, illness, and not giving up.

Full of uncomfortable moments, full of truths, and full of laughs, How to Die of a Broken Heart is an intimate storytelling experience.

Through stories of her failed relationships, Femi lays bare the desperation so many of us feel when it comes to love, and invites us to both laugh at her mistakes, and accept our own. How to Die of a Broken Heart illuminates both the beauties and the dangers of loving someone, but ultimately reminds us that broken things can be mended: especially hearts.

“Sends us towards a love that is messily human” Exeunt Magazine

Written and Performed by Femi Keeling
Directed by Yael Shavit
Developed with support from Battersea Arts Centre and Talawa Theatre Company


The following information is for teachers and home educators. If you are not a teacher or home educator you can book tickets for this show by clicking on the ‘Dates & Times’ tab above.

Our Creative Learning Team says
Suitable for KS3, GCSE and A level students. This one woman show is an opportunity for students to engage with storytelling. There is a post show talk following the performance which will be an opportunity to find out about Femi’s process from writing to performance.

Tickets for schools and home educators:

Booking information:
To find out more or to book, call our dedicated schools booking contact Amanda in the Box Office on 024 7615 0930 or email

While you are here
Why not visit our Clare Woods exhibition, Reality Dimmed, in our Mead Gallery. It’s FREE entry and we can organise a FREE tour and/or workshop for your group. Contact Lynsey Cullen on to find out more.

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